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Google plans to take Samsung head-on with its foldable phone

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A couple of months ago, Google showcased its upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones. These flagship phones appeared to be good enough to compete with Samsung’s high-end phones, such as Galaxy S22. But Google seems not to stop here, as it plans to bring its first foldable phone against Samsung foldable.

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Recently, a famous Weibo tipster named DigitalChatStation said that alongside the Pixel flagship, Google is also working on its first foldable smartphone. He further claims that Foxconn, the famous contract manufacturing firm, has already started the mass production of this product.

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This Google foldable phone could be called Pixel Fold or the Pixel Notepad and notably, it was seen in the Google Camera app via a hidden code earlier.

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Furthermore, the upcoming device looks more similar to OPPO Find N than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. It sports a 5.85-inch cover display and the same set of cameras found on the Google Pixel 5 which are 12.2MP and 16MP.

Another Pixel phone that the tipster is talking about is the Pixel 7 Ultra, which will be an upgraded version of the forthcoming Pixel 7 Pro. He claims that this device will feature a 2K display and a ceramic body along with a Sony IMX787 camera sensor and a 50MP ISOCELL GN1 periscope sensor.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s new foldable are coming next week:

Samsung is all set to launch two new foldable smartphones including the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 at the Galaxy Unpacked event next week. Both these phones are reportedly heavily modified from their predecessors in some aspects, such as Camera and Display.

Can Google Fold compete with Samsung foldables? Well, nothing can be said at this time. Galaxy foldables have been highly improved over the year, at the same time, the addition of One UI 4.1.1 (Android 12L) will work more effectively as it has some extra features that are specially customized for foldables.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Top 7 striking features and One UI 4.1.1

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Yeah, here are the top 7 striking features of the latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 flagship! The company announced its latest flagship foldable on August 10, which brings lots of new features and abilities including Flex mode, hands-free video, better multitasking, S Pen support, a big screen, and loud sound.

Let’s have a look at the most 7 highlighting features of the Galaxy Z Fold 4:

1. Flex Mode:

First comes, the Flex Mode! This functionality frees up your hands on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 as this smartphone stands on its own so you can take notes during a conference call or follow along with instructional videos in real-time, hassle-free.

2. Hands Free Video:

The time of staying stuck to a smartphone has gone as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 now lets you check out to-dos while catching up with friends just with a quick setup in Flex Mode. Moreover, the Hands-free video chat allows you to multitask and move freely while staying in frame.

3. Multi View Window:

One UI 4.1.1‘s new Multi-View Window feature makes it possible to do easily with the Galaxy Z Fold 4. You can easily attend a virtual work meeting and capture important notes at the same time, or catch up on your favorite shows as you answer texts.

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4. S Pen Ready:

Consumers can transform their Galaxy Z Fold 4 into a multifunctional device with S Pen. The stylus provides you with a pen-on-paper feeling, making it easy to take notes while attending virtual meetings, drag and drop content, and get more done.

5. Your Apps Your Way:

One UI 4.1.1 is impressively optimized for the big screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 4, thanks to Android 12L. Such a better-optimized system lets you customize how you see apps on the edge-to-edge screen and use multiple apps to their full potential by dragging and dropping content from one window to the other on the Fold 4.

6. Your Phone & Watch Work as one:

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The Galaxy ecosystem is just wonderful. With the Galaxy Z Fold 4, you can unfold the possibilities by connecting a Galaxy Watch. Once connected, the Galaxy Watch will let you snap hands-free selfies with Flex Mode, and keep track of your day by easily switching between the Watch and phone.

7. BIG SCREEN, BIG SOUND:

In order to deliver an immersive audio experience with a big screen, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has upgraded sound quality compared to its predecessor. Also, you can just slide your Galaxy Z Fold 4 into your pocket and keep listening with your Galaxy Buds, thanks to seamless connectivity across devices.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4 India pre-bookings exceed 50,000 units in 12 hours

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On August 16, Samsung officially brought its two new foldable smartphones for pre-bookings in Indian markets. Despite the high cost, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 pre-bookings exceed 50000 units in India in just 12 hours.

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India is one of the major smartphone markets for Samsung devices. Earlier this year, the Galaxy S22 Ultra received huge love from Indian customers and it looks like Galaxy fans are also getting attracted to the foldable phones.

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On Wednesday, Raju Pullan – the Senior Vice President and Head of MX sales at Samsung India revealed the record figures of day 1 of the pre-bookings for Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, saying that the pre-bookings have surpassed 50000 units in very less time.

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Samsung India’s head further said that the company is targeting to sell 1.5 times more foldable phones this year and Samsung is confident of meeting their targets because the new foldable phones come with huge upgrades as compared to last year.

Equipped with Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 processor and flagship 50MP primary camera, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a powerful laptop that you can carry in your pocket. Whereas, the Flex mode featured Galaxy Z Flip 4 is the ultimate device for young consumers who wants to express themselves on social media.

Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4 price:

The Fold 4 is available in Gray-green, Beige, and Phantom Black colors in 12GB and 256GB/512GB/1TB storage variants. Its 12GB + 256GB variant is priced at INR 154,999, 12GB + 512GB costs INR 164,999, and the 12GB + 1TB model can be purchased at INR 184,999.

On the other hand, the company is offering Bora Purple, Graphite, and Pink Gold colors alongside various Bespoke Editions for the Flip 4 smartphone. It is available in 8GB and 128GB/256GB variants. It 8GB + 128GB is priced at INR 89,999 and the 8GB + 256GB costs INR 94,999 in the country.

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Can I remove Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4’s screen protector

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Compared to the last year’s Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Z Flip 4 offers a more durable foldable display. Out of the box, both new foldables: Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 come applied with a Samsung screen protector, however, there’s a question – whether we can remove the screen protector or not.

On the foldable screen of the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Samsung applied the screen protector as an extra layer of security to safeguard the device from unwanted scratches and so on. Galaxy foldables are equipped with Samsung’s cutting-edge ultra-thin glass technology, however, the screen protector keeps the layer secure all time.

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One word answer for the post title is – Yes, you can remove the screen protector of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphone, however, we recommend you not to pull it off. Compared to the regular glass panels, the foldable displays are not so strong and can be badly affected by minor scratches, accidental bumps and dust particles.

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In the previous models, it was seriously recommended that users should not remove the screen protector of Samsung foldable phones. Meanwhile, the recent generation foldables have an unremovable screen protector, which can be removed by the user.

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As per the info, some users found that the Galaxy Z Flip phone works well even without the pre-applied screen protector. Over time, the screen protector might start to peel off itself or could remove accidentally, however, it wouldn’t be good to remove it by yourself.

Screen protector apart, you can give additional durability to your Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphone by applying official cases or covers. In case if anything goes wrong after removing the screen protector, your Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be repaired or replaced under a standard warranty of 12 months.

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